George Florey (1905 - 1983)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

George Florey’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of George so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit George’s biography.

George Florey Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of George Florey and his immediate Florey family. Add to George Florey's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for George.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of George Florey? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did George finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did George attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what George did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if George Florey is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add George's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add George's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was George a religious man? Add George’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of George during various points of his life.

Timeline

1905 - In the year that George Florey was born, the first movie theater opened in the United States in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was the first theater to show nothing but movies - silent films. Two men, John P. Harris and his brother-in-law Harry Davis, opened the Nickelodeon on Smithfield Street - charging 5 cents for admission. The first day, 450 people watched movies at the new theater - on the second day, more than 1500 people stood in line to get in.

1924 - At the age of 19 years old, George was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1952 - By the time he was 47 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

1960 - At the age of 55 years old, George was alive when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1983 - In the year of George Florey's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

George Florey Family Tree

Who was George’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share George’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

George's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
George Florey
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from George's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of George Florey is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

George Florey died in December 1983 at 78 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on October 4, 1905. We are unaware of information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Florey had been residing in McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois.

Memories

What do you remember about George Florey? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that George is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of George Florey

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources